Refractive surgical problem

S. G. Slade, S. S. Lane, D. D. Koch, R. K. Maloney, P. M. Mann, P. J. McDonnell, D. S. Siganos

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A 30-year-old man had LASIK inthe right eye for -2.50 D of myopia. One day postoperatively, UCVA was 20/32, the interface was clear, and the periphery of the flap showed slight signs of inflammation. Postoperative medication comprised steroids/antibiotic eyedrops 4 times daily for 1 week; BCVA did not improve. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drops were given 4 times daily for 2 weeks. Four weeks postoperatively, the medication was stopped, with only artificial tears prescribed. Three months after LASIK, UCVA and BCVA are 20/25, but the patient reports glare, halos, reduced contrast sensitivity, and monocular diplopia. He does not want LASIK in his left eye before visual acuity improves to the preoperative level. How would you proceed?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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